Jorge Arreaza: US Interventionism is a Historic Anachronism Affecting Latin America

The military intervention, strategy proposed by the United States government to be consummated in Venezuela with the objective of overthrowing the government of President Nicolás Maduro Moros, elected constitutionally on May 20, 2018, is for the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, a historical anachronism that violates international law, the Constitution and the will of the Venezuelan people.

In an interview with Argentina’s radio station, Radio del Plata, the Venezuelan diplomat explained that the premise of “all options are on the table” with which the US empire constantly threatens Venezuela, seeks to impose a violent scenario contrary to the politics of dialogue and peace that the National Government proposes.

“We consider that the military intervention is a historical anachronism that would affect the region and even the United States government itself. If there is a people prepared for any scenario it is the Venezuelan people, but that is not what we want, we are looking for channels of dialogue”, said the Foreign Minister, at the same time that he expects that mechanisms like the one in Montevideo will make the opposition to dialogue and achieve a political resolution to the internal conflicts of the country.

With regard to the events that took place last Tuesday in the vicinity of the Altamira Distributor, where a group of opposition leaders tried to promote a coup d’état and simulated military support, FM Jorge Arreaza indicated that these actions are part of the interventionist policy that has been brewing since January 23 and that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has remained monolithically in all its commands complying with what the Venezuelan Constitution demands.

When asked about the diplomatic relations between Argentina and Venezuela, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations pointed out that since the accession of Mauricio Macri to the presidency of that country, there had been no contact, “Argentine diplomacy disappeared in Venezuela”, what in his opinion, is a clear sample that the governments that are subordinated to the imperial designs do not defend the interests of their peoples but of an elite and the United States.


Ideological Prejudices and Pathological Obsession Predominate in the Governments that Attack Venezuela

Of pathological obsession described the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, the recent statements made by the ambassador of Colombia to the Organization of American States (OAS), Alejandro Ordoñez, who based on his ideological prejudices said that the Venezuelan migration is a strategy to expand 21st century socialism in the region.

In contrast to the judgment issued by Ordoñez, the chancellor of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, says that the Venezuelan migration is motivated by the supposed “humanitarian crisis” that the South American country is going through, degrading opinions that shows clearly the aggressive international campaign that weighs on the Venezuelan people who are victims of an economic and financial blockade imposed by the United States government.

“The pathological obsession of Colombia’s diplomacy against the people of Venezuela has gone from irrationality to dementia. They express themselves with racism and political intolerance. They compete among their spokesmen to see who insults the Venezuelans the most”, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister posted on his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

For his part, the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Valera, who also made clear his interventionist stance, made a call to the Bolivarian National Armed Forces -who has acted in total adherence to the Constitution and the popular will of the people expressed in the elections of May 20, 2018- to “not endorse an illegitimate regime”.

According to Minister Arreaza, this opinion issued by the Panamanian president is an example of the attack that some governments are taking against Venezuela to serve the interests of imperialism.

“In the end @JC_Varela goes through the back door, supporting fascist coups and betraying the trust of their worthy people. Now he is engaged in attacking Venezuela to please his northern commanders, trying to prevent his crimes from being investigated. Sad farewell!”, said the Foreign Minister.